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  1. Yes, it is possible.

    There are several hypotheses about where long-term memory is stored. One of the most common is Hiden's hypothesis about the protein nature of memory.

    In his opinion, the information underlying long-term memory is encoded and recorded in the structure of the polynucleotide chain of the molecule. Imagine a DNA helix? But we need RNA, which is the same thing, but without the second helix. That's where it's stored. Different impulses rearrange the RNA. Thus, each signal is recorded as a specific fingerprint in the structure of the RNA molecule.

    Based on this hypothesis, it can be assumed that cells transmitting a nerve impulse are included in the coding cycle of incoming signals by changing the cells that synthesize RNA. The entire set of possible permutations and combinations makes it possible to capture a huge amount of information in the structure of the RNA molecule: its theoretically calculated volume is 1015-1020 bits, which significantly exceeds the real volume of human memory.

    The process of information fixation in a nerve cell is reflected in the synthesis of a protein, into the molecule of which the corresponding trace imprint of changes in the RNA molecule is introduced. In this case, the protein molecule recognizes the encoded signal in the central nervous system. As a result, information is transferred from one nerve cell to another in the system of neurons responsible for fixing, storing and reproducing information.

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